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What’s in Bloom: July 12-19

In the Garden Hall Courtyard- Bank:

Gentiana makinoi (Royal Blue Gentian); a summer-flowering perennial native to Japan with long-lasting blooms of royal blue which also make lovely cut flowers

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:

Platycodon grandiflorus (Balloon Flower); a long-lived perennial well known for its beautiful bell-shaped purple-blue flowers

In the Water Garden – West:

Allium sphaerocephalon (Round-headed Garlic); this drumstick allium has egg-shaped flowers in summer which start off greenn and deepen to rose, then purple

In the Water Garden – East:

Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Envy’ (Green Coneflower); a very distinctive selection of the purple coneflower, exhibiting an inky green central cone with petal tips of green, deepening to rose toward the centre

In the Water Garden – West:

Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’ (sometimes called Elephant Ears); reaching up to five feet, this perennial pond-lover prefers having its feet wet at all times, producing yellow-spiked flowers over huge leathery leaves

In the Entry Garden:

Hemerocallis ‘Gentle Shepherd’ (Daylily); this diploid cultivar is known for being of the best white-flowering daylilies

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